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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

    3 Steps Of Slab Leak Repair

    If your home has a slab-on-grade foundation, the plumbing pipes are probably buried under the slab. This makes things difficult if a pipe cracks and starts leaking. You might notice you have a slab leak if your floor gets wet, but sometimes, it's difficult to know when a pipe under a slab is leaking. You may have a high water bill and not know why. A plumber can detect a slab leak, pinpoint its location, and stop the leak.

    5 Signs There Is A Leak Behind Your Shower Wall

    In most homes, the water lines that service the shower run behind the wall, where they are sealed from the site by both the wallboard and a tile or plastic shower surround. Leaks can go unnoticed until the damage is severe unless you know what to keep an eye out for.  1. Weak Water Pressure  A leak in a supply line can have an immediate effect on your shower's water pressure because you aren't getting the full flow from the tap.

    3 Tips For Water Pipe Repair

    When it comes to your home's plumbing system, repairs will be needed at some point. Your water pipes can break or spring leaks, and fixing these issues quickly is essential. Delaying any repairs to your plumbing can lead to significant damage. If you notice that pipe repair is needed, there are a few things that you can do. Here are three tips for water pipe repairs in your home.  Shut Off The Water

    2 Drain Cleaning Services To Choose From When Your Sewer Line Is Clogged

    You may not realize it, but tree roots are a common cause of sewer line clogs. If your toilet won't flush, you may think the problem is a paper clog when it's really a little more complicated than that. A big problem with root clogs is they can keep coming back. It's often a good idea to hire a plumber to figure out what's causing your clog so they can recommend the most effective way to deal with it.

    3 Water Filter System Installation Methods For Your Home

    If you're worried about the quality of your water, whether you have a well or use municipal water, consider having a water filter installed. A filter gives you peace of mind that your water is as clean and pure as possible.  There are a couple of ways to install a water filter system in your home permanently. You can attach filters to the ends of your faucets, but you'll probably prefer a more effective option that's hidden from sight.

    3 Things To Know About Emergency Plumbing

    While plumbing problems are something most homeowners dread, an emergency plumbing problem can be a significant hassle. Even if you are familiar with your home's plumbing system, there are a few things that may throw you for a loop. The good news is that 24/7 emergency plumbing services can help you when something major happens with your plumbing system, even in the middle of the night. Here's what to know about emergency plumbing.

    5 Indoor Plumbing Repairs You Need When Renovating An Old, Unused Building

    If you're planning to renovate an old, unused building, there are certain plumbing repairs that you need to do to make the structure habitable. From replacing pipes to installing a new water heater, plumbing tasks should be taken seriously and addressed as soon as possible. Here are five essential indoor plumbing repairs that need to be done when renovating an old, unused building. 1. Replacing Pipes Over time, copper pipes develop corrosion and may even burst due to rust or mineral deposits.

    Remodeling The Shower Area? Here Are Wall And Floor Materials To Consider

    If you don't like your shower walls and floors, consider changing them once you plan a shower remodeling project. The most important aspect is to choose the materials. First, you should think of the style and functionality. After all, you want the shower area to stand out and be sturdy and quick to clean.  Also, you should be able to afford the material you choose, so consider all the available options before making a choice.